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Teacher of the Year

Teaching Students, Not Subjects: Why We Need a Deeper Learning Approach

Sean McComb | Posted 11.25.2014 | Education
Sean McComb

Our investment in deeper learning for our children returns to students the preparation that the future demands and the education that they deserve.

Meet The 2014 Teacher Of The Year!

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.01.2014 | Parents

The 2014 National Teacher of the Year, Sean McComb, doesn't see teaching as a "thankless" job, but rather one where the thank-you's "are more private....

12 Rules The Best Teachers Live By

Katrina Fried | Posted 02.01.2014 | Education
Katrina Fried

So why is it that some teachers are succeeding so exquisitely while others struggle?

PEOPLE's Teacher of the Year Saves Music Program

HooplaHa | Posted 04.28.2013 | Good News

It's always amazing to see people recognized for going above and beyond. Chosen as one of PEOPLE's Teachers of the Year, Robert Vega was just a teache...

Ex-'Teacher Of The Year' Admits To Sex With 15-Year-Old Student

Posted 02.19.2013 | Crime

A former "teacher of the year" has admitted to having sex with a 15-year-old male student. Erica DePalo, 33, who previously taught English at West ...

Bringing Education to Life

Perea Blackmon | Posted 01.29.2013 | Education
Perea Blackmon

When a student can see something rather than just read a textbook, they are much more likely to understand it and remember it. For instance, if I was to tell you a T-Rex has big teeth, would you fully understand and be able to put that into perspective?

Making Mistakes: What Often Goes Unsaid About the Classroom

Sarah Brown Wessling | Posted 03.31.2013 | Education
Sarah Brown Wessling

If we don't want education to be dressed in a culture of defensiveness and excuses, then we must take them away by welcoming such classroom foibles as authentic opportunities to flourish, not as shortcomings to bemoan.

New York Teacher Intimidated Teen To Pose For Racy Photos In 'Cage'

Posted 10.15.2012 | Education

Raemon Matthews, a nationally regarded history teacher at Samuel Gompers High School in the Bronx, has been barred from the classroom for sexual wrong...

Steven Hoffer

'Teacher Of The Year' Accused Of Sexual Assault 'An Eccentric Person' | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.05.2012 | Crime

A former Teacher of the Year accused of sexual abuse was a loving role model and prone to inappropriate, sometimes "flirtatious" behavior, according t...

Teacher Of The Year Gets Pink Slip

Posted 06.15.2012 | Education

Michelle Apperson, recently awarded the title of "Teacher of the Year" for the Sacramento City Unified School District, has lost her job. Apperson ...

Joy Resmovits

Jill Biden Honors National Teacher Of The Year Finalists At D.C. Reception | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.24.2012 | Education

Rebecca Mieliwocki, a 7th-grade English teacher in California's Luther Burbank Middle School, got an exciting message in early March: She had been cho...

Teacher Suspended For Telling Hispanic Student To 'Go Back To Mexico'

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.23.2012 | Latino Voices

Looks like this two-time "Teacher of the Year" will not be in the running to win the esteemed honor this year because of her derogatory comment to a H...

'Teacher of the Year' Accused Of Molesting 4 2nd Grade Boys

AP | By BILL DRAPER | Posted 01.27.2012 | Education

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. -- A popular suburban Kansas City elementary school teacher who also helped coach children's soccer teams has been charged with mole...

Who Is Michelle Shearer? A Look At The Teacher Of The Year

Posted 07.05.2011 | Education

On Tuesday, May 4, Michelle Shearer stood beside President Obama in front of the White House to accept her award as the 61st National Teacher of the Y...

Obama Honors Michelle Shearer, National Teacher Of The Year

AP | Posted 07.03.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is honoring Michelle Shearer of Maryland as the 2011 National Teacher of the Year. Shearer teaches chemistr...

Friend a Wisconsin Teacher or Public Employee

Roger Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roger Wolfson

Why not go onto Facebook, look for a teacher in Wisconsin and friend him or her? Reach out to them in solidarity and say, "You are not alone."

Jon Stewart and the Sheer Hypocrisy of Fox News on Teachers

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Wallis

I like teachers. But what I am learning from conservatives these days, especially the hosts and commentators for Fox News is that public school teachers are greedy.

Teacher Evaluation is Fatally Flawed

William Ferriter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
William Ferriter

If we really cared about seeing students succeed, wouldn't we shun evaluation systems that rely on single administrators to make judgments on educators that they may only see teach once or twice a year?

Sarah Brown Wessling, Teacher Of The Year

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON — A high school English teacher from Iowa who incorporates everything from singing to Facebook in her lessons has been recognized by ...

Teacher Of The Year Quits After Sex With Student

D. Aileen Dodd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- A woman who had been voted Teacher of the Year at a Gwinnett County high school has resigned amid allegations she had a sexual...

TRUE BLUE: See What Jill Biden Wore At Tuesday's 'Teacher' Ceremony (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Jill Biden arrived at Tuesday's Teacher of the Year ceremony looking radiant in a checked blue skirt suit. See her outfit below or read more about Ji...

Obama Names Anthony Mullen Teacher Of The Year

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has announced that a former New York police officer is the nation's top teacher. Obama on Tuesday said spec...